DC Power Relays for Green Power Applications

December 10, 2007 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced its G9E Series of DC power relays that provide a means of disconnect in high power battery applications. These relays feature a sealed, gas-filled construction that cools the arc created during switching so that the contact gap is reduced, allowing for a 70 percent reduction in overall size when compared to contactors. An added benefit is a reduction of

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Programmable Stepper Drives for Stand-Alone Operation

December 10, 2007 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products introduced its ST5-Si stepper drives that are programmable for stand-alone operation with proprietary Si Programmer Windows-based software with integrated tuning. A graphical point-and-click format combines motion, I/O and operator interface functionality for simple machine sequencing. These drives deliver 24V DC to 48V DC with output current from 0.5A to 5.0A. They protect against over-voltage, under-voltage, over-temp and external output shorts

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Power-rated Illuminated Pushbuttons for Light Industrial Applications

December 4, 2007 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches’ LB, YB, UB and UB2 families of power-rated illuminated devices are suitable for industrial applications. The series is comprised of several comprehensive families of pushbutton switches ranging from 3A at125V/250V AC to 5A at 30V DC, these switches are offered in various shapes including round, square and rectangular, with multiple cap styles, illumination types and colors. Bi-color versions can also be specified.

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Long ball screws for high-speed, low-noise applications

December 3, 2007 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

SKF USA announced long lead ball screws designed for linear actuation in high-speed, low-noise applications. Their design allows the drive motor to move with the adjustment nut to help reduce inertia and use less power. Versions include the Series SLT with axial play and Series BLT with backlash elimination. Diameters range from 25 mm to 50 mm and leads range from

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Industrial Four and Seven Port USB 2.0 Hubs Provide High Data Rate to Host

December 3, 2007 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems expanded their line of USB hubs to include both 4-port and 7-port versions that are USB 2.0 compliant, providing a full 480M bps data rate to the host, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices. Each includes a wall-mount AC adapter that supplies a full 500 mA to each attached USB peripheral. The HUB4P integrates SeaLATCH locking USB ports that are fully compatible with standard USB cables.

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Tunable Tactile Switches Enable Additional Sound Effects In Applications

November 30, 2007 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of sound tunable tactile switches, designated the KSC ST Series. The design of the switch enables the sound intensity to be 100 percent controlled, with the ability to match the sound level of applications with two sound intensity grades. The company is also able to ensure continuity of the sound when a printed circuit board is populated with a number of switches.

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Process Sealed Toggle and Pushbutton Switches

November 16, 2007 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch announces the BST and BSP Series toggle and pushbutton switch series, providing design engineers versatile, multiple function toggle and momentary pushbutton switches for use in a variety of applications. Both offer a wide variety of termination options. The BST toggle is available with numerous actuator lengths and optional gold contacts. The BSP pushbutton features a snap-in mounting option. Both series offer

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Miniature Stepping Gearmotor Family

November 6, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nidec-Copal Corporation introduced the LPD6G series, a miniature stepping motor with parallel planetary gearhead. The miniature 2 phase stepping motor-geartrain develops 1.2 oz-in (9.0 Nm) at 1358 pulses-per-second or 30 rpm in its tiny package size of 0.5” × 0.41” × 0.343” wide (including lead exit height). It uses 3.0V to 3.3V input and draws less than 100 mA fully loaded

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Motor Mount Manifolds for Mobile Machinery

October 31, 2007 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. announced four types of ready-to-mount hydraulic integrated circuits (HICs) that fit seven proprietary low speed, high torque motors. This family of standardized, off-the-shelf HICs will speed up OEMs’ production times compared to using remote-mounted custom HICs. They provide common functions including counterbalance, cross-port relief, bypass solenoid and dual shock valve with anti-cavitation.

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Miniature Stepper Motor(2)

October 31, 2007 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroMo Electronics, Inc. announced its Series ADM1220S miniature stepper motor with an external motor diameter of 12 mm and a length of 17.2 mm. It has a holding torque with current of 2.4 mNm, and it can achieve a boost torque of 4.1 mNm. The motor offers 20 full steps per revolution in full step mode, and it is capable of 160 microsteps per revolution with a maximum error of ±0.2° at speeds ranging from 10 rpm to 6,000 rpm.

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Ceramic Balls for Harsh Environments

October 31, 2007 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) announced its dry-pressed alumina ceramic balls for use in harsh environments. These rolling, spherical components are suitable for mechanical devices that provide rotary or linear motion such as check and ball valves and bearings. The ceramic balls can be used in the electrical, environmental, chemical, material processing and automotive industries.

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Illuminated Switch for Audio/Video Applications

October 30, 2007 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced its KP02 series of audio/video pushbutton switches that actuate with shorter strokes. These switches feature a total travel of .138" (3.5 mm), pre-travel is .091" (2.3 mm) and over-travel is 0.47" (1.2 mm). Their compact design has a height of .906" (23.0 mm) from the PC board to the top of the cap, and actuation force is 1.6N.

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Relays for Multiple Source and Load Requirements

October 30, 2007 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schneider Electric introduced its Square D SEPAM digital relay product line that is comprised of the series 80 relay for critical sources and loads, the series 40 relay for important sources and loads, and the series 20 relay for more basic source and load requirements. All of the models comply with ANSI standards, and they use ANSI symbols.

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Stand-Alone Stepper Drive

October 30, 2007 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products introduced its ST5-Q stepper drive that provides stand-alone operation and is programmed with the Q programming environment which delivers register manipulation, conditional processing, math functions, multi-tasking and HMI compatibility. The drive delivers up to 5.0A with 24V DC to 48V DC input, and it provides eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two analog inputs.

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Mil-Spec Toggle Switches

October 30, 2007 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components, Inc. introduced its 12000X778 Series of professional grade toggle switches for use in military, aerospace and industrial applications. The toggle switches are QPL certified to MIL-DTL-3950G under M3950/15, M3950/16 and M3950/17, covering two-, three- and four-pole configurations. They feature a double shell case for optimal mechanical strength and electrical insulation, and a pinned lever for added strength and to ensure a strong electrical ground to the bushing.

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